Are You A Godparent?

@russso (1701)
Philippines
May 22, 2009 5:23am CST
Were you ever asked by friends or relatives to become a godmother or a godfather to their kids? Are you fulfilling your duties as a Godparent? I have numerous godchildren and I have not been a really good godmother to most of them because I don't see them often - out of sight, out of mind. The only time I'd see them is when they invite for Christmas or their birthdays. That's sad, huh?
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@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
25 May 09
i have lots of Godchildren, most of them are living far away because i was a Godparent way back in college,and then now im in our hometown, far from my school in college. i haven't seen them for so long now so i even forgot their birthday.
@russso (1701)
• Philippines
25 May 09
Oh gosh. I too can't remember their birthdays. Yikes.
@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
25 May 09
I have two godchildrens, I think... I am perfectly aware of two. I know that we often feel like they're only after the money because they only show up during Christmas/birthdays but if we think about it... when else do we expect to see them? Godchildrens wouldn't randomly ask us to come over for cake and ice cream - we're not their friends! We're adults compared to them :P I figured this one out when I thought about how often I saw my godfathers (especially those who seldom gave me anything for Christimas LOL). Now I'm trying to keep the number of my grandchildren small so I can give THEM the attention THEY need. Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@russso (1701)
• Philippines
25 May 09
As a Godparent, I seriously want to go beyond the gifts and money phase. I want to have a better relationship with my Godchildren and be a second parent to them.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
25 May 09
I have few godchildren and like you, I don't think I have been a good godmother! Although I used to play with them back home and watched them over when their parents ask me. I am not in our country at the moment and haven't seen them for about 3 years now.
@russso (1701)
• Philippines
25 May 09
You're lucky that you even got to play with them. I absolute have not had any bonding moments with them. I see them on their birthdays and I have to share them with the rest of visitors. Maybe I should make that as a New Year's resolution next year or something.
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
22 May 09
Yes, I am a godmather to several kids. And most of them are far from me so I get to see them only too during birthdays or Christmas or when I come visiting but not too often or when they come to visit too. There is one my first godchild who I have seen when he was still a baby and we just text each other and sometimes I send him gifts through someone once in a blue moon because they moved to another place. In have 2 godchildren who are girls and 5 boys. 3 of these boys are sons of cousins and the 1 girl is the daughter of a cousin too. others are children of friends or co-workers of long ttime ago.
@russso (1701)
• Philippines
22 May 09
At least you get to stay in touch with them. I absolutely have no contact with my godchildren. Yikes.
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
well, we are having the same kind of situation my friend. i am a godmother of so many children already. and some of them i haven't seen quite some time already. and i am just thankful that all of my brothers kids are my god children. i really hope to see all of them too. and given the chance to treat them well. thanks friend jhelai